Fighting Blindness 2023 AGM Notice

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in person again this year and we hope that you are able to attend. The in-person meeting will provide the opportunity to meet with old friends and forge new relationships – and we will this year have a very special celebration as Fighting Blindness has reached its significant 40th Birthday.

Fighting Blindness has carefully selected the most accessible venue we could find – the meeting will be in the Higgins Suite at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin 08 at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023. The formal meeting is expected to last around one hour, and light refreshments will be served afterward to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

Venue Information

The Dublin Royal Convention Centre is located close to the city centre, close to Dame Street and Camden Street and extensive bus services. The Centre is attached to the Radisson Blu Hotel on Golden Lane – where we held our Retina Conference last year. Many members will be familiar with the location, and the accessibility within the venue is unrivalled.

If you wish to stay at the hotel, please contact the hotel directly on 01 898 2900 to avail of a discounted rate available to Fighting Blindness members.

AGM Documentation

You can click on each of the links below which will open up the documentation in a new tab.

1. AGM 2023 Notice to Members

2a. Fighting Blindness Audited Financial Statements 2022 (PDF) 

2b. Fighting Blindness Audited Financial Statements 2022 (Word)

4. AGM Minutes 2022

5. Bios for directors seeking re-election 

To comply with Article 16 of the Constitution, one-third of the Directors of Fighting Blindness will retire from office at the AGM. All of the Directors retiring by rotation are eligible and will offer themselves for re-election.

You can find a direct link to the Fighting Blindness Constitution here:

Fighting Blindness Constitution PDF version

Fighting Blindness Consitution Word version

Proxy voting

As per Article 13 of the Constitution, Proxy voting is available for members who wish to appoint the Chairperson or another person to cast their vote. Proxy details must be submitted in writing to the Fighting Blindness office at 3rd Floor, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2 or by email to agm@fightingblindness.ie no later than 4pm on Wednesday 27 September.

Please note that a complete list of candidates for election as Director to the Board will be circulated by email to all members once the nomination deadline has passed. This list will be sent by 5pm on Wednesday, 27 September, and will include a brief description of each candidate. Please use this information to help inform your voting choice and if using proxy voting.

Please note only fully paid-up members of Fighting Blindness can speak and vote at the meeting.

We anticipate that this year’s annual general meeting will be an engaging, enjoyable and fulfilling event and we hope that you will be able to join us. Please come along and help forge the future of Fighting Blindness. Do not hesitate to contact the team if you require further information about location or any aspect of the event. You can reach us by phoning us on +353 1 678 9004 or you can email us at: agm@fightingblindness.ie.

Contact details

For any further queries please contact the Fighting Blindness team on 01 6789 004 or agm@fightingblindness.ie.